Archive for September, 2008

Homemade Reusable Grocery Bags

September 25, 2008

Anyone who has been in a store recently may have notice the go green reusable grocery bags.  The idea is bring your own bag, save a plastic/paper bag, and help the enviornment.  Another added bounes is that most stores will deduct a few cents off your total bill per bag.  I was inspired by Gloria at A Mingled Yarn  to machine sew my own bags using her tutorial.  She uses the Charlie Bag pattern from Burda Style.  I have sewn a total of four bags.  Here are photos of two of my bags.  The first is made with monkey fabric and is modeled by my oldest niece Selena.  The Second was gift for my friend Nicole and it is made with flamingo fabric modeled by my second oldest niece Sophie. 

      

Thermal Progress, New Cables, and Pets galore!

September 24, 2008

I live with my mom and 11 year old niece.  Up until a month ago we had One Persian Cat and one Multipoo dog.  Today we have 3 Persian cats, and two dogs.  Needless to say it has been very chaotic.  The new cats are just little kitties which I haven’t photographed yet.  I do however have a picture of the new pooch.

I’ve been very busy with my job at the Eau Claire academy,  I got promoted to the position of lead residential treatment worker at one of the Group homes next door to the main building.  On, the whole I am enjoying my new job.  I get some opportunities to knit and thus have made good progress on my thermal.  Keep in mind I am using fingering weight yarn, size 3 needles, and there are 280 stiches in essentially in rib.  I am a thrower so not the fastest moving project.  Both sleeves are finished, and I am a quarter of the way up the body.

I am maybe one of the most unfaithful knitters out there, and so I have started another cable sweater.  This is a Garnstudio drops pattern.  I am using Rowanspun Aran as well as Garnstudio’s Alaska.  Obviously, I just have a small fraction of sleeve done, but I am in love with this color!